A quarter-century on, Paradise Lost have hit on a solid balance of the elements that have shown up throughout their career.
Hard to mess with Paradise Lost re-recording “Gothic.” Not that the original was in need of a revamp — frankly I think it still works even if it sounds dated — but it’s not like they’re saying there’s something wrong with the first version by making a new one.
Amazing to think the places that Paradise Lost have gone sonically over their career, from their earliest days helping define gothic metal with the aforementioned song and album of the same name, to setting a course that a generation of European doom would follow alongside the likes of My Dying Bride and Anathema, each of whom has undertaken a varied journey as well.
The example of fraktur is a good one because part of what distinguishes many forms of Gothic or "Goth" lettering from others today is their ornate quality.
Besides just being sans serif, many prominent Gothic types of lettering have a level of detail that appeals to the eye.
The farther out they go, the less listenable they get, the better they become.